Archive for ‘December, 2014’


Future tense: Impact of Sony hack on the future of commerce, policy and culture

Future tense: Impact of Sony hack on the future of commerce, policy and culture

Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio “very much wanted to keep the picture in release.”; Credit: DAVID MCNEW/Reuters /Landov The Sony breach started off as a piracy story. Five new movies from the studio were stolen by hackers and shared on the internet. The […]

How long does it take to sell a $699,000 Eagle Rock bungalow?

How long does it take to sell a $699,000 Eagle Rock bungalow?

Eagle Rock bungalow sold for $106,000 over asking | Photo courtesy Redfin Three days. That’s how long this 1916 Eagle Rock bungalow on Vincent Avenue sat on the market  before it went into escrow in June  for $805,000 – $106,000 over the asking price, according to Redfin.  The quick sale, final sales price and other […]

A walk through Belevedere Park; the Japanese churches of Boyle Heights; the death of a Silver Lake chicken

A walk through Belevedere Park; the Japanese churches of Boyle Heights; the death of a Silver Lake chicken

The Japanese churches of Boyle Heights struggle to survive and attract parishioners in a predominately Latino neighborhood. L.A. Times Take a stroll around East L.A.’s biggest park and only lake. L.A. Times The perils of being a Silver Lake chicken include hungry hawks. Corralitas Red Car The Eastsider thanks Pat Griffith of Mount Washington for […]

Diversity explosion: The impact of America’s ethnic shift

Diversity explosion: The impact of America’s ethnic shift

The year 2011 marked a defining point in the changing demographic makeup of the US. It was the first time when more minority babies were born in the country than white babies. By 2020, the census expects that minorities will make up 40 percent of the US population. In “Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics […]

East L.A.’s first community garden to nurture healthy eating habits

East L.A.’s first community garden to nurture healthy eating habits

Photo by C.J. Salgado By C.J. SALGADO EAST LOS ANGELES –Some kids painted a perimeter fence. Others just painted vegetables and fruits on paper for fun or thrashed about wildly on mounds of mulch. But serious work also went on as parents, kids, and others built over two dozen raised gardening beds in East L.A.’s […]

The ever patient Mia Doi Todd

The ever patient Mia Doi Todd

By NATHAN SOLIS There exists in musician Mia Doi Todd’s voice a controlled element; a dam holding back an immeasurable presence. Elements that make up Todd’s arsenal include her long, drawn out syllables, both breathy and urgent. She is the accompaniment to the end of the day, a lingering sunset that spreads its warmth just […]

Wilma’s Last Sales Pitch Before Christmas

Wilma’s Last Sales Pitch Before Christmas

The reason her bed is soaking wet is she was deeply involved in her bone. The reason the floor in the foreground is scratched is she was deeply involved in a squirrel outside the window, and she thought it would make sense to try to get him. I distracted her with fine reading material.   […]

A Noise Within Christmas Carol

A Noise Within Christmas Carol

A Noise Within is at its best when it sticks to the written text, but the lavish and often absurd musical numbers of the current production of A Christmas Carol are engaging for both young and old audiences. The sets are intricate and beautiful, and the constant changes give a sense of movement. The costumes […]

Gunman gets life in prison for Echo Park & Glassell Park killings; Building & Safety plays waiting game with Eastside complaints; Boyle Heights job center

Gunman gets life in prison for Echo Park & Glassell Park killings;  Building & Safety plays waiting game with Eastside complaints; Boyle Heights job center

Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram A  Superior Court judge sentenced Andre Uphshaw to two consecutive life sentences for a pair of gang-related killings in Echo Park and Glassell Park in March 2009. MyNewsLA/City News Service The Building & Safety Department takes about three months on average to respond to complaints about  illegal construction, code enforcement […]

The Weekend Go Go: UCB Yuletide + Pie, Steampunk Christmas Carol, Demonic Elves

The Weekend Go Go: UCB Yuletide + Pie, Steampunk Christmas Carol, Demonic Elves

The Weekend Go Go: A Clause Corp. meltdown. A Steampunk’d Scrooge. Holiday Horror. A pie giveaway. Consider the above an alt-version of the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

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